Definition of cycloparaffin in English:

cycloparaffin

Syllabification: cy·clo·par·af·fin
Pronunciation: /ˌsīklōˈparəfin
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A hydrocarbon with a molecule containing a ring of carbon atoms joined by single bonds.
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    • In a preferred embodiment of the process of the present invention, the cycloparaffin is cyclohexane or cyclododecane.
    • The contents of cycloparaffins were calculated gravimetrically in each separated fraction and also analyzed by mass spectrometry methods.
    • Hydrocarbons are divided into groups of which those of especial interest to geologists are the paraffin, cycloparaffin and aromatic groups.

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